Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway's Major Composers

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SHOW TUNES
THE SONGS, SHOWS, AND CAREERS OF BROADWAY'S MAJOR COMPOSERS

Revised and Expanded Third Edition

With a Foreword by Michael Feinstein

STEVEN SUSKIN

New York · Oxford
Oxford University Press
2000

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword IX
  • Preface to the Third Edition xi
  • Prefaces to the Earlier Editions xiii
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • Part 1 - Composers of the Early Years 1
  • Contents 1
  • Jerome Kern 3
  • Irving Berlin 37
  • George Gershwin 57
  • Vincent Youmans 77
  • Richard Rodgers 85
  • Cole Porter Born: June 9, 1891 Peru, Indiana Died 117
  • Arthur Schwartz 135
  • Harold Arlen 149
  • Vernon Duke 159
  • Burton Lane 169
  • Kurt Weill 173
  • Marc Blitzstein 185
  • Harold Rome 193
  • Part II - New Composers of the 1940s and 1950s 203
  • Hugh Martin 205
  • Leonard Bernstein 211
  • Frederick Loewe 221
  • Jule Styne 227
  • Frank Loesser 243
  • Richard Adler 251
  • Jerry Bock 255
  • Bob Merrill 263
  • Meredith Willson 269
  • Stephen Sondheim 273
  • Part III - New Composers of the 1960s and Beyond 291
  • Contents 291
  • Charles Strouse 293
  • Jerry Herman 323
  • John Kander 331
  • Mitch Leigh Born: January 31, 1928, Brooklyn, New York 343
  • Larry Grossman Born: September 3, 1938, Chicago, Illinois 349
  • Stephen Schwartz Born: March 6, 1948, Roslyn Heights, New York 355
  • Marvin Hamlisch Born: June 2, 1944, New York, New York 359
  • Alan Menken 363
  • William Finn 369
  • Maury Yeston 375
  • Stephen Flaherty 381
  • Part IV - Notable Scores by Other Composers 385
  • Contents 385
  • Appendix 1 - Chronological Listing of Productions 417
  • Appendix 2 - Collaborator Reference Listing 441
  • Contents 441
  • Appendix 3 - Bibliography and a Word about Finding Music 463
  • Song Title Index 467
  • Show Index 543
  • People Index 557
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